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Author Wenming, Tang, author

Title Secret subversion : Mou Zongsan, Kant, and early Confucianism. II / Tang Wenming
Published London : Routledge, 2022
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Series Routledge studies in contemporary Chinese philosophy
Summary This title critically examines Mou Zongsan's philosophical system of moral metaphysics on the level of metaphysics and history philosophy, which combines Confucianism and Kantianism philosophy. Mou Zongsan (1909-1995) is one of the representatives of Modern Confucianism and an important Chinese philosopher of the twentieth century. The two-volume set looks into the problems in the moral metaphysics by Mou and his systematic subversion of Confucianism on three levels: ethics, metaphysics and historical philosophy. In this second volume the author critiques Mou's philosophical development of Confucianism on the latter two levels. The first part analyzes Mou's view on conscience as ontology and his interpretation of the heavenly principles in Confucianism, arguing that his theory in fact abolishes Confucian cosmology based on modern scientific concepts and speaks for modern humanity. The second part focuses on Mou's remolding of historical philosophy based on the concept of freedom of Kant, Hegel, and modern Western philosophy, then assesses his ideological distortions of historical and political concepts in the Confucian tradition.The title will appeal to scholars, students and philosophers interested in Chinese philosophy, Confucian ethics, Neo-Confucianism, and Comparative Philosophy
Notes Tang Wenming is a professor in the Department of Philosophy and Deputy Director of the Institute for Ethics and Religions Studies at Tsinghua University, China. He is also Secretary General of the Chinese Confucian Academy. His research areas are ethics, Chinese philosophy, and religious studies
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Subject Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804
Mou, Zongsan
PHILOSOPHY / Eastern / General
PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Ancient & Classical
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351242180